The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization sets out a theory of the growth, crisis, and renewal of societies. Some kinds of crisis can open up extraordinary opportunities for creative, bold reform of our societies, if we’re prepared to exploit these opportunities when they arise. Learn more »
Is our world becoming too complex and too fast-paced to manage? The Ingenuity Gap argues that a dangerous gulf is opening between our need for practical, innovative ideas to solve our increasingly difficult problems and our actual supply of those ideas. Learn more »
Environment, Scarcity, and Violence shows how scarcities of critical renewable resources like cropland, fresh water, and forests will contribute to insurrections, ethnic clashes, urban unrest, and other forms of civil violence in poor countries. Learn more »
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November 10th, 2006 —
Podcast: Air America “The Upside of Down” Interview on EcoTalk
Thomas Homer-Dixon tells Betsy about his new book The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization.
Listen to the podcast:
Air America "The Upside of Down" interview on EcoTalk[ 7:17 ]Play Now